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Ioan appointed Head Boy for 2019/20 academic year
9th April 2019

Rydal Penrhos is delighted to announce its new Head Boy for the 2019/20 academic year.

The school confirmed that Ioan Peake-Jones will take over from current Head Boy Nick Fiorita, who has done a considerable amount over the last 12 months and will now focus primarily on revision ahead of his A-level examinations in the coming months.

Ioan made a lasting impression during a thorough assessment ahead of the appointment, which included an interview with Executive Principal John Waszek on what he would bring to the Head Boy role.

The 17-year-old joined Rydal Penrhos as a Year 5 pupil in 2011 and achieved some exceptional GCSE results last summer, where Ioan secured A* marks in Biology, Chemistry, Design Technology, History, Mathematics, and Physics, in addition to a Distinction in Additional Maths.

He also secured nine marks in English (first language) and English Literature, an eight in Religious Studies and a seven in French in accordance with the new grading system to cap off a memorable set of results for the pupil.

Ioan also successfully attained the prestigious Arkwright Engineering Scholarship and attended a lavish ceremony in London to receive his award, and he has boosted his employment opportunities during the holidays after achieving his RLSS Pool Lifeguard qualification.

He has formed part of the F24 Greenpower Race team and recently stepped in at the 11th hour to support the Dramatic Society production of Les Misérables, which wowed audiences over a three-night period.

Ioan recently travelled to Madrid, Spain with Head of Careers Mike Farnell and Sixth Formers Luke Davies, Edward Patrick, Harry Hackman and Tomos Cole-King, who form the school’s Erasmus Project team who are working with European counterparts to produce educational material on the Cold War, and is co-chair of the Health and Wellbeing Committee.

Senior School Head Sally Ann Harding, said: “Ioan is a fine example of what can be achieved from a Rydal Penrhos education, and he is going to be a huge asset to the school in the role of Head Boy.

“He leads by example and is contributing across a wide range of areas throughout the school, and I would also like to thank Nick for his dedication during his time in the role.”

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